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Yancey presses city for stats. on city’s racial makeup

City Councilor Charles Yancey urged mayor to release statistics on racial makeup of city’s workforce. Mayor Martin Walsh said he will release the data.

Abutters oppose proposed construction waste facility

A proposal for a construction debris transfer station in the Newmarket Business District is drawing fire from local neighborhood organizations.

Veteran activists discuss black community’s history of struggle for education equity

A group of activists who worked to secure equitable education resources in Roxbury in the 1960s meets to discuss the history of school desegregation

In the news: Major (Gerard) Eric Hill

Major (Gerard) Eric Hill, a Boston native and US Army Reserves Officer, was recently honored by the ambassador to Afghanistan and the Department of State for his dedication and service as the US Forces Garrison Liaison to the NATO Support ...

Candidates for statewide office, 2014

Massachusetts Primary - listing of candidates for constitutional offices in Massachusetts for the 2014 election cycle

Chelsea officials, activists meet about child immigrants

Chelsea social service agencies, city officials strategize on how to provide services for influx of young undocumented immigrants.

Home prices rise rapidly in Roxbury real estate market

With many homes selling for more than half a million dollars, Roxbury’s housing market is on the rise. Pressure from surrounding communities and interest from buyers outside Roxbury may be fueling the increases. Deals are still available, for those with ...

MBTA cop’s Facebook post sparks ire in black community

An MBTA police officer was demoted after a posting a racist message on his Facebook page.

Research finds entrepreneurs of color face more hurdles to success

According to research from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, minority entrepreneurs who feel their road to success is more difficult than others may not be imagining things. The researchers found that entrepreneurs of color ...

Want to be a homeowner? Get to know MassHousing, the Commonwealth’s Affordable Housing Bank

Do you want to own your own home but think you can’t afford it? The most critical steps along the way to homeownership are to become an educated consumer and to obtain a loan from a trusted, reputable mortgage lender.

Entrepreneurs of color push women-owned business growth in U.S.

Women of color have become the driving force of the rise in women-owned firms in the United States. According to reports, they are doing so despite more obstacles and are driven to entrepreneurship as a result of structural limits in ...

Joseph E. Finn appointed Commissioner/Chief of the Boston Fire Department

Mayor Martin Walsh appointed Joseph E. Finn Commissioner/Chief of the Boston Fire Department

Gov. Patrick announces $83 million in funds for affordable housing

State funding will help build, renovate affordable housing projects in cities and towns across Massachusetts

North Carolina congregation journeys to Roxbury to help renovate historic church

The congregation of a North Carolina church travelled to Roxbury to help with renovations on the Timothy Baptist Church

Black, Latino lawmakers cite gains in state budget

Members of the Massachusetts Black and Latino Caucus outline priorities funded in the fiscal year 2015 budget